If you or someone you love is in a difficult situation and facing sex crimes charges in Van Nuys or anywhere else in California, it’s absolutely critical that you fully understand how serious the charges are and how they can impact the rest of your life. And as Van Nuys criminal attorneys that have defended a wide variety of sex crime charges in the Van Nuys courthouse over the past 15+ years we thought it would be helpful to share some thoughts with you.
First of all, unlike other serious felonies, if you are convicted of a sex crime (child molestation, rape, internet sex crimes, etc.) it can impact your career, where you live, and so much more. As one example, you’ll be labeled as a “sex offender” which will require you to register as such, and there are 3 tiers: Tier 1 requires registration as a sex offender for at least 10 years, Tier 2 is for at least 20 years, and Tier 3 requires registration for a lifetime. All of these are horrible outcomes.
One question you probably have is what can you do to produce the best outcome possible? And that really comes down to one thing: Experience.
You need a criminal defense attorney that not only has deep experience in the Van Nuys courthouse and with the prosecutors, but also has experience along with success in defending sex crime charges specifically. Keep in mind not all criminal defense attorneys are created equal, and you want a firm that specializes in the types of charges you’re facing.
We offer free consultations and if you have any questions feel free to give us a call at (818) 888-2711